Whitton, John (1820-1898)

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John Whitton (1820-1898), engineer, was born near Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, son of James Whitton, land agent, and his wife Elizabeth, née Billington. Articled for seven years to John Billington,...

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John Whitton was Engineer-in-Chief of the New South Wales Railways 1856-1890. One of his challenges was building the Blue Mountains line, where he overcame the engineering problems by two great zigzags. Although constantly hampered by government cheese-paring, he supervised the laying of 2171 miles (3474 km) of track on which no accident had occurred attributable to defective design or construction.

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Yesterday intelligence was received of the death of Mr John Whitton, at Mittagong, at the age of 79. Mr Whitton left Sydney on Thursday last, although then unwell, for Mittagong, and on Friday he was...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Whitton, John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Whitton, John (1820-1898), engineer
    Singleton, C.C.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6, 393-394
  3. Colonial engineer: John Whitton 1819-1898 and the building of Australia's railways
    Lee, Robert Stuart
    Published: University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2000
  4. The Historic Engineering Plaques of Australia
    Institution of Engineers, Australia. Sydney Division. Engineering Heritage Committee
    Published: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, Milsons Point, N.S.W., 1994
  5. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by John Whitton (14)

  1. [Trial surveys for proposed railway extensions / by John Witton]
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Book, Government publication : 1879 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,413.875)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,413.875)

  2. Diagram plan shewing constructed lines and trial surveys between Blacktown Junction, Bathurst and Rylstone / John Witton, Engr. in chief, 24 Feb 1888
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Map : 1888 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,047.48)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63,047.48)

  3. Map of the country around Sydney shewing the site of the proposed bridge over the Hawkesbury River / John Whitton
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Government publication, Map : 1884 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,870.078)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,870.078)

  4. Map shewing the railways of New South Wales / John Whitton
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Map : 1883 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,660.113)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,660.113)

  5. Railway extension : report from Engineer-in-Chief for Railways / John Whitton
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Government publication, Book : 1861 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,388.156)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,388.156)

  6. Great Western Railway, Sydney to Orange : diagram section / John Whitton, Engineer
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Map : 1887 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,376.477)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,376.477)

  7. Map shewing the railways & mail roads in New South Wales / John Whitton
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Map : 1887 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,333.562)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,333.562)

  8. Southern & northern junction railway Homebush to Waratah : Working plan and section contract no. 4, drawings nos. 1 & 2 / J. Whitton, engineer-in-chief
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Map : 1900-1980 ]
    At Newcastle Region Lib
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,949.359)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 57,949.359)

  9. [Report on railways in course of construction in this colony and the trial surveys for proposed extensions / John Witton]
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Book, Government publication : 1878 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44,806.629)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44,806.629)

  10. Great Southern Railway, Sydney to Albury : diagram section / John Whitton, Engineer
    Whitton, John, 1820-1898
    [ Government publication, Map : 1877 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44,470.266)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44,470.266)

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Resources about John Whitton (5)

  1. Retirement of Mr. John Whitton, late Engineer-in-chief for Railways : correspondence respecting
    New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Assembly
    [ Book, Government publication : 1893 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,515.367)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52,515.367)

  2. John Whitton : study of the influence of imported skills on nineteenth century railway development in New South Wales
    Smith, Brian
    [ Microform, Thesis : 1974 ]
    At UNSW Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,526.715)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,526.715)

  3. Engineer-in-chief for railways : statement showing the payments made to Mr. John Whitton since his retirement from the position of / Legislative Assembly New South Wales
    New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Assembly
    [ Government publication, Book : 1891 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,944.488)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43,944.488)

  4. Thirty-five years on the New South Wales railways : the work of the late Mr. John Whitton, C.E., Engineer-in-Chief of the Railways of New South Wales / by John Rae
    Rae, John, 1813-1900
    [ Book : 1898 ]
    View online
    At 3 libraries
    Thirty-five years on the New South Wales railways : the work of the late Mr. John Whitton, C.E., Engineer-in-Chief of the Railways of New South Wales / by John Rae
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,055.461)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 36,055.461)

  5. Colonial engineer : John Whitton 1819-1898 and the building of Australia's railways / Robert Lee
    Lee, Robert S. (Robert Stuart), 1952-
    [ Book : 2000 ]
    At 44 libraries
    Colonial engineer : John Whitton 1819-1898 and the building of Australia's railways / Robert Lee
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,982.965)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30,982.965)

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  1. Whitton, Thomas (-1883)
    Artist
    ... Whitton, brother of Mr John Whitton, the engineer in chief, blew his brains out with a double barrelled ...
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  2. Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (1976-)
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  1. The railways of New South Wales, ri ...
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    [ Photograph : 1887 ]
  2. Railway bridge, Wagga [N.S.W
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  3. Portrait of John Whitton
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  4. John Whitton, railway engineer, bet ...
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    John Whitton, railway engineer, between 1867-1870 / photographer Sydney & Melbourne Photographic Company
  5. Chamber of Manufactures holds an ex ...
    Fraser, Curly
    [ Photograph : 1965 ]
    Chamber of Manufactures holds an export seminar on board the Taiyun, Woolloomooloo
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    Hickson, Jack
    [ Photograph : 1966 ]
  1. Soil data from a preliminary sampling of the Whitton Common experimental site, N.S.W
    Loveday, J. (John), 1930-
    [ Book : 1984 ]
    At Black Mountain
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  2. The cartel : lawyers and their nine magic tricks / Evan Whitton
    Whitton, Evan
    [ Book : 1998 ]
    At 70 libraries
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  3. John Tunnard : his life and work / Alan Peat and Brian A. Whitton
    Peat, Alan, 1964-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 8 libraries
    John Tunnard : his life and work / Alan Peat and Brian A. Whitton
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 276.196)

  4. [Report on the railways in course of construction in NSW / signed John Whitton]
    Whitton, John
    [ Book : 1878 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 243.783)

  1. WHITTON.—Impounded at Whitton, on the 23rd February,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 March 1932 [Issue No.28] p 904

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    ... Executors of estate of the late John Pannowitz ; sum due at date of notice, 17s. :— Black mare, (light ... 62 words
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  2. IN the will of JOHN HERBERT REILLY, late of Whitton,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 6 March 1959 [Issue No.29] p 712

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... the Wills, Probate and Administration Act. 1898-1940 (Testator's Family Maintenance and Guardianship ... IN the will of JOHN HERBERT REILLY, late of Whitton, in the State of New South Wales, farmer ... 177 words
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  3. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re John Laney, of "The Hulong Hotel," Whitton.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 30 December 1892 [Issue No.903] p 10247

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... .888) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re John Laney. of ,c The Hulong Hotel," Whifcton. NOTICE is hereby given that a ... 69 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,347.997)

  1. WHITTON.
    Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953) Friday 2 December 1910 p 5 Article
    ... WHITTON. A very pretty wedding was celebrated at St John's Church on Wednesday, 22nd ult. by the ... eldest daughter of Mr. John Lloyd. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a lovely gown or ... 1020 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,452.489)

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  2. WHITTON.
    Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953) Friday 31 October 1913 p 4 Article
    ... WHITT0N. At the Whitton Police Court on Tlmra day last, before Messrs. F. E James and John Jacobs ... 275 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,416.835)

  3. WHITTON.
    Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 4 January 1887 p 2 Article
    ... tieon invited to visit Argoou, and had dccided to call ut Whitton mi his way home, n» he wished to make ... 208 words
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  1. New South Wales railway construction by John Whitton 1856-1890
    Central Mapping Authority of New South Wales
    [ Map : 1983 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. Plan shewing part of the village of Liddell in the Parish of Liddell, County of Durham / John Hope Balmain, licensed suveyor
    Balmain, J. H
    [ Map : 1882 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.702)

  3. [Wallsend subdivision plans]
    [ Map : 1800-1900 ]
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    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0.077)

  1. Mr. John Whitton
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1883 ]
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    Mr. John Whitton
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  2. John Whitton and the Blue Mountains railway
    Smith, Joan
    History (Sydney, NSW)
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  3. Colonial Engineer: John Whitton 1819-1898 and the Building of Australia's Railways.(Brief Article)
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  4. WHITTON MEMORIAL
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    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on John Whitton, railway engineer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. Evan Whitton papers, [ca. 1960 -ca. 2006]
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    [ Unpublished : 2006 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Documents re: a memorial to John Whitton to be erected at Lapstone, NSW - 1977-1983
    Paddison, John WIlliam
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
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  1. John Ah Kit & Garden of Australian Dreams
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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    John Ah Kit & Garden of Australian Dreams
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  2. Alice Haines and War on Iraq
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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  3. History of Black Activism
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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    History of Black Activism
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  4. Organised Crime
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2002-2011 ]
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